Maple and Walnut Box

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Project by Eric Vossbrink posted 05-10-2008 01:20 AM 1891 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a little ditty, “Number 1” of 2 for some second grade teachers. It’s a memory box for the thank you notes that the kids are writing to their teachers. The maple was taken out of a small section of a limb that started to spalt and become worm eaten. See picture below.

The top is a Walnut graft veneer that is laid up on a piece of Western Red Cedar…the remnants of an old guitar top.



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#1 posted 05-10-2008 01:28 AM

Nice box and beautiful wood. I like the inset top and the contrast is fantastic.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#2 posted 05-10-2008 03:21 AM

Gorgeous box!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 05-10-2008 03:29 AM

That’s some nice looking figure in that box.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-10-2008 03:52 AM

Very pretty, walnut and maple always look beautiful together. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 05-10-2008 04:00 AM

Very nice wood and project.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#6 posted 05-10-2008 04:04 AM

The box is simply beautiful and you put some nice wood into the construction.

Well done.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 05-10-2008 08:27 AM

You’ve done a fantastic job!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 05-10-2008 03:55 PM

It looks great keep up the good work.

-- Billp

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#9 posted 05-10-2008 05:45 PM

Beautiful, Walnut is my favorite, Mable comes in second.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#10 posted 05-11-2008 04:50 PM

You’ve incorporated some wonderful timber in this box, and got a great result.

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#11 posted 03-03-2011 09:34 PM

Great treatment and design on the top…isn’t so special when you know you’re working with a special piece of wood and then you put the oil to it and make it “explode”...keeps me coming back for more! nice work

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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